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Controlling web screen complexity

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:13:11 -0400
To: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, Steve Lee <stevelee@w3.org>, Ian Pouncey <w3c@ipouncey.co.uk>, public-personalization-tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20190320171311.GF5206@rednote.net>
Thanks, Steve, for your note below!

We just had an interesting conversation on the APA call about possibly
creating a module to control screen business--things such as stopping
animation or auto-playing of video. We thought it could possibly even
extend to controlling excessive blink rates. 

And, here's Steve giving us the news that Firefox is doing something
very similar for audio as of the just released Firefox version.

Our APA discussion did note that browser uptake would be critical. We
also noted this has been of interest under the rubric of Personalization
for some time, including the work of the now defunct Indie-UI WG.

Here's a pointer to some of that conversation from APA:




Steve Lee writes:
> To nice features of relevance to this group in Firefox 66, just released,
> * Audible Autoplay Blocking - sounds do not play when a page loads
> * Scroll Anchoring stops slow content causing a jump when content is being
> read. This is a draft spec from the W3C CSS working group [1]
> https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/03/firefox-66-the-sound-of-silence/
> 1: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-scroll-anchoring/
> Steve


Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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